Robert Lee “Bob” Diamond, 78, of North Road, Sherburne, NY, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
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He was born December 13, 1940 in Oxford, NY, a son of Emmett and Mary Humphrey Diamond and received his education in local schools. From 1959 until his honorary discharge in 1961, Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. On July 6, 1968, he married Linda Price in New Berlin, NY, a loving union of over 50 years. Bob worked at GLA, now Unison, in Norwich for over 40 years until retiring. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, playing cards and Yahtzee. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children, Eileen and Arthur Hicks, Berkshire, NY; William and Irene Diamond, Sherburne; Keith and Nayda Simpson, Calhan, CO; sisters Kathleen Black of Salisbury, NC; Flora and Everett Rogers, Townsend, MT; Margaret Linger, Norwich; Barbara McDaniel, Salisbury, NC; Lillian Miller, Berwick, PA; brothers and sister-in-law, Fred and Carol Diamond, Oxford; Frank Diamond, Binghamton; Richard Diamond, Casper, WY; his beloved grandchildren, Adam, Nick, Kyle, Katie and Lucas; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Lee Diamond, Jr.; a brother, Emmett Diamond and a sister, Edna Davis.
Memorial services with military honors will be held at 5pm Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne.
Interment is private at the convenience of his family.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 3-5pm prior to the service.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Sherburne Emergency Squad, PO Box 924, Sherburne, NY 13460; or to the Sherburne American Legion, PO Box 286, Sherburne, NY 13460.